Medicare Part B Drug Spending Dashboard

Medicare Part B Drug Spending Dashboard

The Medicare Part B Drug Spending Dashboard is an interactive, web-based tool that presents spending information for Medicare Part B drugs - drugs administered in doctors’ offices and other outpatient settings and paid through the Medicare Part B program. Analyses of Part B drugs are possible for all Part B fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries, but exclude any beneficiaries in the Medicare Advantage program (which represents approximately 30% of the Medicare population).

The Dashboard focuses on average spending per dosage unit and change in average spending per dosage unit over time. For Part B, the quantity of a drug in a dosage unit is the same as the quantity of the drug in a HCPCS billing unit. The tool also includes consumer-friendly descriptions of the drug uses, clinical indications, and manufacturer(s).

Drug spending metrics for Part B drugs represent the full value of the product, including the Medicare payment and beneficiary liability. All Part B drug spending metrics are calculated at the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) level.

Additional drug metrics and the most recent five years of data are available for download in Excel.

Access the Medicare Part B Drug Spending Dashboard

(ZIP)

Download the full underlying data in Excel (ZIP)

Access the Detailed Methodology Document (PDF).

Inquiries regarding this data can be sent to DrugListInput@cms.hhs.gov

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03/14/2019 10:25 AM